LAS VEGAS--If you have a FreeAgent Theater+ from Seagate and are a fan of Internet media streaming, I have some good news.
Seagate showcased at CES 2010 plans to collaborate with content and technology providers, including YouTube, vTuner, and Mediafly to deliver access to more user-generated and licensed Internet content directly on the FreeAgent Theater+ HD media player.
Seagate's FreeAgent Theater+ media player is one of the digital content players on the market that allows people to play collections of photos, movies, and music saved on a FreeAgent Go or any other external hard drive, directly on a TV. … Read more
You probably won't be able to get a hold of a motherboard that has a built-in USB 3.0 controller, like the VL810 SuperSpeed from VIA, but if you want the taste of the new USB SuperSpeed, Seagate has something to offer.
The company announced Tuesday at CES 2010 its first USB 3.0 external hard drive all-in-one performance kit for laptops.
The kit comes with both the USB 3.0-based external hard drive, the BlackArmor PS110 USB 3.0, and an USB 3.0 add-in controller card. The controller card is a PC card adapter that fits in … Read more
Monday night's big news was that hard drive maker Seagate is dipping its feet into the solid state storage market. The company is limiting its first efforts to the server market with a 200GB drive, which means you won't find one in this year's holiday gift basket. However, if things go well we could see consumer models sometime next year.
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Seagate is making a belated but potentially market-changing entry into the solid-state drive market.
Solid-state drives are generally faster than hard-disk drives, particularly at retrieving data, and have won limited acceptance in the laptop market. Seagate, however, is targeting the more lucrative and potentially larger server market and will compete with likes of Intel, Micron Technology, Samsung, and STEC.
Seagate's first salvo in the market is the new Pulsar drive, which is designed for blade computers and general server applications and offers up to 200 gigabytes of capacity based on the industry-standard Serial ATA interface.
Though pricier than hard-disk … Read more
If you're new to the whole USB media player category, it goes something like this: storage brands like Western Digital, Seagate, and Iomega are looking for ways to tap into the growing number of consumers who have multimedia files stored on their computers and want to bring them to their TVs without much fuss. Of course, game consoles such as the PS3 and Xbox 360 offer similar functionality as part of their extensive repertoire (as do some Blu-ray players), but products like Seagate's FreeAgent Theater+ Media Player are targeting a more price-conscious consumer who doesn't want--or need--to … Read more
Seagate has been busy at work. A day after it started shipping the first SATA 6Gbps hard drive, it now is shipping enterprise hard drives with self-encrypting features.
The hard drive maker announced Tuesday the worldwide availability of the Seagate Secure Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) option across its portfolio of enterprise-class hard drives. The products that come with this option include the Savvio (both the 15K.2 and 10K.3 versions), Constellation, and Cheetah 15K.7 drives.
According to Seagate, these enterprise-class products are the company's first-to-market drives with the SED technology, designed to deliver transparent security features for servers … Read more